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NLC shelves planned strike in Kano over salary cut



By Abbas Bamalli

The Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) has suspended its previous plans for a three-day warning strike against the Kano state government’s alleged plans to revert to the 18,000 naira minimum wage.

The strike was due to start on Thursday.

The suspension was announced by the Union’s national vice president Mr. Najeem Yasin during a briefing to reporters Thursday in Kano.

The union recalled that the state government withheld workers’ wages in March.

According to him, the decision to suspend the strike and the peaceful demonstration followed the agreement reached on Wednesday between the Kano state government and the unions.

“The meeting was called at the request of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje with representatives of the National President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba and other labor officials.

“The state government revealed that it did not intend to revert to paying the old N18,000 minimum wage as speculated, and reiterated its position to honor the N30,600 deal. signed between the two parties in December 2019.

“We also agreed that the March deductions from workers’ wages at state and local government levels should be refunded to workers with April or May wages, depending on the increase in the allowance. FAAC for the period.

“A committee has been set up between the unions and the government to examine all contentious issues presented by the union.

“We have also decided that all mechanisms for implementing the new minimum wage of 39,600 naira should be in place for Wudil and Yusuf Maitama Sule Universities of Kano State University of Science (KUST).

“The meeting also agreed that the monthly pension payment and all retiree rights should be vested under the resolution and approval of the Board of Trustees of the Kano State Pension Fund Trustee, as provided for in the Pensions Act 2006.

“In addition, among the resolutions, there is that no worker or leader should be punished / treated in a prejudicial / malicious manner because of their participation in the industrial action planned by the Kano State government.

“Therefore, with the above resolutions, the three days of industrial action to begin on April 8 and the peaceful demonstration on April 12 are suspended by the unions,” he announced. (NOPE)


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